heavy bomber


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heavy bomber

[′hev·ē ′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
Any large bomber considered to be relatively heavy, such as a bomber having a gross weight, including bomb load, of 250,000 pounds (113,000 kilograms) or more, as the B-36 and the B-52.
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After 78 days of bombing over the Balkans in 1999, the heavy bomber once again played a starring role in air superiority.
He and his tail gunner shot down three German night fighters on a single night mission and that feat was never duplicated by any other heavy bomber air gunners within Bomber Command.
Deployed warheads include the actual number of warheads carried by deployed ICBMs and SLBMs, and one warhead for each deployed heavy bomber equipped for nuclear armaments.
Those are: an upper boundary of 1,550 deployed warheads; up to 700 deployed ICBMs, deployed SLBMs and nuclear-capable heavy bombers; and up to 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM launchers, SLBM launchers and heavy bombers equipped for nuclear armaments.
The Whitley was the mainstay of bomber command heavy bomber force at the beginning of the Second World War.
The display, which is being sponsored by Taylor Energy, includes the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber and the North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber.
Primary function: Multirole, long-range heavy bomber.
The Tu-160 Blackjack is a supersonic, variable-geometry heavy bomber, designed to strike strategic targets with nuclear and conventional weapons deep in continental theatres of operation.
37), but as one of the largest aircraft to ever operate from a carrier, the A-3 was definitely the Navy's heavy bomber for more than a decade.
See the XF-85 Goblin, a strange experiment in aircraft design, using a 'parasitic' mini-jet aircraft that would detach from a heavy bomber for defense, then return and dock with the bomber.